How long will it take to ship my car overseas?
You can start preparing your vehicle for shipping from a couple of months or up to more than a year depending on where you are shipping your car to.
The time it will take to ship car will vary and it is dependent on how many times a month there are sailings.
For rates and more information on what is required please email General Cargo Forwarders at email@example.com.
Do I need comprehensive car insurance while overseas?
Australian insurance companies won’t insure your car while it is overseas so you will have to find a company that will insure your vehicle while touring around other countries.
For classic cars please contact Hagertys Insurance for options on insurance.
- Shipping Company
- Shipping Insurance
- Carnet De Passage en Douane
- Current RACV membership
- Third Party Insurance
- Comprehensive car insurance
- International Driving Permit
- CCI – if required
- Contact Australian Customs for requirements on bringing your car back to Australia
For more information please call RACV HolidayLine on 13 13 29 between 9am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
The AIT/FIA CPD has been officially accepted for the temporary importation of motor vehicles into Indonesia.
The Ikatan Motor Indonesia (IMI) is the only guaranteeing & issuing association that is authorised to operate with CPDs. The Indonesian Customs and the Police Authorities are to register all foreign vehicles entering into the country. IMI advises to follow the procedure below in order to facilitate the temporary importation and reduce the waiting times at the local customs posts.
1. IMI recommends that CPD users - through their issuing clubs - inform IMI in advance that they are going to travel to the country.
2. IMI would consequently inform the corresponding local customs posts and police authorities via email by sending an endorsement or “recommendation letter” for the vehicle to be temporarily imported.
3. The IMI might also request other details and information to provide to their authorities, so by the time when the vehicle enters Indonesia, the Police has already all the details concerning the vehicle and then it is authorised to drive immediately at arrival.
Any private vehicle entering Malaysia needs a CPD and International Circulation Permit (ICP) to enter into the country. The temporary importation of private road vehicles to Malaysia is for only 90 days. This period may only be extended once only for a further 90 days. After these periods totalling 180 days, the vehicle must be exported, or registered in Malaysia, at which time all necessary duties, taxes and fees would have to be paid.
In Malaysia you are required to obtain an International Circulation Permit (ICP) before entering into Malaysia. This temporary permit is for foreign registered vehicles for tourist whilst travelling in Malaysia. To obtain this permit, the CPD holder must get in contact with the Automobile Association of Malaysia. (MAA) along with this ICP the CPD holder is required also obtain 3rd party insurance before the release of vehicles from Customs. For more information, please click here.
North America carnet
AIT-FIA Network have confirmed that the Corporation for International Business Boomerang Carnets (sm) has been appointed as the new Service provider of CPD services for Canada and the USA as of 1 January 2016.
The CPD processing and distribution services will be offered under the brand name Boomerang Carnets for AAA (American Automobile Association) and CAA (Canadian Automobile Association) member’s as well as non-members in both the USA and Canada.
Corporation for International Business (CIB)
325 North Hough Street, 2nd Floor
Barrington, IL 60010 USA
The Swedish Motormannens Riksforbund (M) has announced its withdrawal from the CPD system. It will no longer continue to offer a custom service to club members and Swedish travellers. From the 1st October 2015, M will cease to issue Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPDs).
The Swedish Club will remain responsible for customs documents issued by its office until all outstanding customs claims and customs litigation are resolved.
United Kingdom carnet
The Royal Automobile Club, London, UK (RAC) Motoring Services has announced its withdrawal from the CPD system. It will no longer continue to offer the customs service to club members and British Travellers, from the 1st January 2016 RAC will cease to issue Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPDs).
The British Club will remain responsible for customs documents issued by its offices until all outstanding customs claims and customs litigation are resolved.
A process has been put in place by FIA to look for a new association willing to keep on providing this service to the British travellers.